Drug treatment in general practice in Japan is evidence based

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.114b (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:114
  1. Koki Tsuruoka,
  2. Yuko Tsuruoka,
  3. Manabu Yoshimura,
  4. Koyu Imai,
  5. Satoko Sekiguchi,
  6. Junichi Mise,
  7. Yasuhiro Asai,
  8. Naoki Nago,
  9. Masahiro Igarashi
  1. (resident), (resident), (chief resident), (resident), (resident), (lecturer), (lecturer), (lecturer), (professor) Department of Community and Family Medicine, Jichi Medical School, Minamikawachi, Kawachi, Tochigi, Japan

    EDITOR,—P Gill and colleagues report their study of the proportion of interventions in general practice that is evidence based.1 We performed a similar study to evaluate the basis of such interventions in Japan and found that most (81%) are evidence based.

    We estimated the proportion of drug treatments given to outpatients in general practice that was based on evidence from randomised controlled trials. The design …

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